District 4 February 2020 District Update


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February   2020  |  District 4  Update


Thank you to all our School Crossing Guards who show up each morning, regardless of weather.

If you or someone you know would like to become a crossing guard, please contact:

All City Management Services at 1-800-540-9290

    Cary Moon     

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Fort Worth ranked as one of the top 20 cities in the country for women in tech

The most recent news out of SmartAsset — a financial technology company — is that Fort Worth ranks in the Top 20 cities in the nation for women in tech. Fort Worth is one of seven Texas cities to appear on the list.


Listen to Fort Worth musicians for free with new music service

A new online streaming service will allow anyone to hear Fort Worth music for free, and Fort Worth Public Library cardholders may download the songs at no charge. The service is a partnership between the Fort Worth Public Library and Hear Fort Worth.


DFW selected as first region to receive investments under beverage industry's Every Bottle Back initiative

DFW will be the first region in which investments under the Every Bottle Back initiative help increase the collection of 100% recyclable plastic bottles. Beverage companies will invest to increase their recycling and processing.


Faith leaders spread the word that 2020 Census is important

Preachers, priests, rabbis and imams are trusted voices in their communities, and many are joining the Census Bureau to spread the word that responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important for their communities.



The City of Fort Worth Municipal Court is declaring February, Warrant Forgiveness Month. Anyone with outstanding citations with the Court is encouraged to resolve their cases this month.

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Street sign toppers program has been redesigned

Posted Feb. 6, 2020

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Have you ever noticed some of the cool street sign toppers that can be seen in neighborhoods like Fairmount, Ridglea Hills and Linwood?

The city program has been redesigned to encourage greater participation, increased community engagement and better visual recognition of registered neighborhood associations. Effective Feb. 22, the street sign topper program will be managed by the Community Engagement Office.

The streamlined process will leverage existing staff resources and includes new opportunities for collaboration among the City Council, community engagement liaisons, neighborhood patrol officers, the Transportation and Public Works Department, and all registered neighborhoods.

The revised program includes these changes:

  • All registered neighborhood associations will be eligible to participate.

  • The online application may now be submitted at no cost by any board member of a registered neighborhood association.

  • Graphic artwork for neighborhood sign toppers will be completed at no cost by city staff.

  • Neighborhood associations will work with their assigned community engagement liaison to ensure the project’s successful completion.

  • Neighborhood associations will be required to involve their full membership throughout the planning, design and installation/celebration phases.

  • City Councilmembers, Neighborhood Patrol Officers and other city staff will assist neighborhood associations during the installation and celebration phases.

  • Completed projects will be showcased in City News and city social media outlets to highlight city/neighborhood partnerships and to recognize the many contributions of registered neighborhood associations.

To learn more about the program, contact the Community Engagement Office at 817-392-6201.

Tarrant County Approves Game Room Regulations



Tarrant County commissioners approved a long list of requirements for game room owners Tuesday in an effort to regulate the businesses that many residents believe attract crime.

The commissioners unanimously adopted an ordinance that requires permits for game room owners and sets rules regarding hours and locations. Commissioner J.D. Johnson was not present. The regulations are set to go into effect April 1, 2020. Among the rules for game rooms:

  • A permit to operate.

  • Hours are limited to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Game rooms cannot be within 1,500 feet of a school, church or residential neighborhood, or within 2,000 feet of another game room.

  • An outside sign that reads “game room” must be displayed and at least two windows must provide “a clear and unobstructed view of all machines.”

  • Violating the regulations could result in fines and misdemeanor charges.

But it’s unclear how the county will notify game room owners, as officials know there are some businesses they aren’t aware of. No game room owners testified in support of the regulations at Commissioners Court.

Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article237251639.html#storylink=cpy


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Fort Worth residents can now recycle Styrofoam


Many residents want to play a role in reducing waste and recycling more. And many try to avoid plastic foam packaging — also known as Styrofoam or polystyrene — by choosing egg cartons made of hard plastic or cardboard or by using a reusable coffee cup rather than grabbing a Styrofoam cup.

Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to recycle items made of Styrofoam at any one of the four drop-off stations.

Why isn’t plastic foam recyclable in my blue cart? Plastic foam will break into very small pieces in the truck before it reaches the sorting facility. Once it’s broken into small pieces, it’s nearly impossible to contain and sort into recycling.

How does Styrofoam recycling work? Styrofoam is densified by being shredded, then compacted into logs called gaylords. These logs are palletized and shipped off to be recycled into items like crown molding and picture frames.

What kinds of plastic foam are accepted?

  • Cups, coolers and foam ice chests.
  • Egg cartons.
  • Rigid packaging such as Styrofoam used for shipping and packing electronics and other items.
  • To-go clamshell containers used for food items.

What is not accepted?

  • Peanuts.
  • Colored, dyed or treated Styrofoam.
  • Construction/siding foam.
  • Meat and food trays.
  • Flexible packing sheets.
  • Plastic or paper containers.

And remember: empty, clean and dry. No items contaminated with food, grease or stains.

Download MyFW app, a new way to report issues

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Service requests for several city departments are available on the app.

Fort Worth residents and visitors now have a quick and easy way to report issues to the city.

The new My Fort Worth (MyFW) app is now available. After downloading the app, users can provide a brief description, photos and use a map-based location feature to submit issues like graffiti, potholes or high grass. Once submitted, the request will go directly to the appropriate city work team for a quick response. The user can view the status of the request in the app and receive a notification when the work is complete.

Service requests for Code Compliance, Human Resources, Park & Recreation and Transportation & Public Works are all currently available on the app.

MyFW also saves time and money by automating many employee tasks. It saves gas and eliminates travel by enabling city staff to instantly upload reports and photo documentation from the worksite. Employees can initiate work orders from their office or in the field. The app interfaces with many existing workflow systems, making responses to residents more efficient and accurate.

Download MyFW on the App Store or Google Play.

Learn more about the features available on the app.PDF File


Did you know it's the law?


Door to Door Vendors


   A door-to-door vendor shall not engage in solicitation activities:

   (a)   At any residence or business that has a “No Soliciting” or “No Trespassing” sign posted on the property;

   (b)   At any residence or business where the door-to-door vendor has been verbally informed that no solicitation of food, goods, services or merchandise is allowed; or

   (c)   At any residence before 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time and after 8:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time, unless at the occupant’s request.

(Ord. 15245, § 1, passed 9-17-2002; Ord. 21674-03-2015, §§ 2, 3, passed 3-3-2015)


  Ordinance exemptions: politics or religion do not require a permit.


 “No Trespassing” or “No Soliciting” signs clearly posted should deter anyone from soliciting on your property.




   It shall be unlawful for any grouping or assemblage of persons, whose standing, remaining or congregating upon any public street or sidewalk shall obstruct, prevent or interfere with the free or unobstructed use of such street or sidewalk by other persons, to fail or refuse to move on or to disperse upon being ordered to do so by any police officer of the city or other peace officer.

(1964 Code, § 33-5)



   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, other than the owner of the property to post, fasten, erect or display, or cause to be posted, fastened, erected or displayed:

  1. Any type of handbill, sign, poster or advertisement on or upon any structure, tree, pole, curb or elsewhere within the right-of-way of any public street, or upon any public property within the City of Fort Worth, without the express permission of the city council of the City of Fort Worth;




   (a)   Definitions. In this section, the following definitions apply:

      AGGRESSIVE MANNER, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR or AGGRESSIVELY.  As related to soliciting, begging and panhandling means:

  1. Using violent or threatening gestures toward a person solicited;
  2. Continuing to solicit from a person after the person has given a negative response to such soliciting;
  3. Intentionally touching or causing physical contact with another person without that person's consent in the course of soliciting;
  4. Intentionally blocking or interfering with the safe or free passage of a pedestrian or vehicle by any means, including causing a pedestrian or vehicle operator to take evasive action to avoid physical contact;
  5. Soliciting money from anyone who is waiting in line for tickets, for entry to a building or for any other purpose;
  6. Approaching or following a person for solicitation individually or as part of a group of two or more persons, in a manner and with conduct, words, or gestures intended or likely to cause a reasonable person to fear imminent bodily harm or damage to or loss of property or otherwise to be harassed or intimidated into giving money or other thing of value; or
  7. Soliciting, begging or panhandling of minors less than 16 years of age.

      AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE. A device, linked to a bank or financial institution's account records, which is able to carry out transactions, including, but not limited to: account transfers, deposits, cash withdrawals, balance inquiries, and mortgage and loan payments which are made available to banking customers.

      BANK. A bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, trust company, or similar financial institution.

      CHECK CASHING BUSINESS. An entity in the business of cashing checks, drafts, or money orders for consideration.

      PARKING METER or PARKING PAY STATION. A location on a street, parking lot or parking garage where persons pay, for parking by either cash or credit, to a person or at a machine or other device designed to accept payment for parking.

      PRIVATE BUILDING. Shall be deemed to include, but is not limited to, retail or service establishments, such as restaurants, convenience food stores, laundromats, service stations, hotels, offices, and similar privately owned establishments open to the public. This term does not include any building owned, leased or operated by the federal or state government, political subdivisions thereof, municipalities, special districts, any public administration board or authority of the state.

      PUBLIC AREA. An area to which the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, the common area of a hospital, apartment house, office building, transport facility, shop, basement, building entrance or doorway, lobby, hallway, stairway, mezzanine, elevator, foyer, public restroom or sitting room or any other place used in common by the public, tenants, occupants or guests situated in any private building.

      PUBLIC PLACE. A place to which a governmental entity has title to which the public has access, including, but not limited to: any street, highway, sidewalk, walkway, parking lot, plaza, transportation facility, school, place of amusement, park, or playground.

      SOLICIT, ASK, BEG or PANHANDLE. To request, by the spoken, written, or printed word, or by other means of communication an immediate donation or transfer of money or another thing of value from another person, regardless of the solicitor's purpose or intended use of the money or other thing of value, and regardless of whether consideration is offered.

   (b)   A person commits an offense if the person solicits:

      (1)   In an aggressive manner in a public area or public place; or

      (2)   Within 20 feet of the following areas where the public is considered vulnerable or where solicitation would interfere with the flow of pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic:

  1. An automated teller machine;
  2. The entrance or exit of a bank;
  3. The entrance or exit of a check cashing business;
  4. An authorized charitable contribution activity;
  5. A parking meter or parking pay station on a street;
  6. A public parking garage or parking lot pay station;
  7. The entrance or exit of a restaurant or the service area of an outdoor eating establishment;
  8. In a bus, at a bus station or stop, or at a facility operated by a transportation authority for passengers including but not limited to any school bus stop;
  9. A marked crosswalk; or
  10. An entrance of a commercial or government building.

      (3)   Within five feet of a curb or edge of a street;

      (4)   Within 50 feet from any land owned by a public or private school and used in whole or in part for providing education services to elementary age children;

      (5)   Within ten feet of a gas station, liquor store, or convenience store property;

      (6)   In a public restroom; or

      (7)   At a public event that is operating by permit issued by the city at city parks as defined in the city code;

   (c)   Private property.

      (1)   No person may solicit, ask, beg or panhandle on private property or residential property without permission from the owner or occupant.

      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to:

  1. Solicit, ask, beg or panhandle, as those terms are defined in this chapter, in any public room in any private building, without the written permission or consent of the building's owner or managing and authorizing agent. For the purpose of enforcement of this subsection, it is presumed that if the owner, lessee, managing agent or other person in charge of a building prominently displays a sign as provided in subsection (c), then the activities declared unlawful in this section are deemed to be without the permission or consent of the building's owner, lessee, managing agent or other person.
  2. Solicit, ask, beg or panhandle,  as those terms are defined in this chapter, on any private property where the owner, lessee, managing agent or other person in charge of such property displays a sign as provided in subsection (c).
  3. Conspicuous notice. To invoke the protections afforded under this section, each owner, lessee, managing agent or person in charge of the operation of a private building or private property shall prominently display a sign on the premises, such as the lobby or entrance of the private building or private property, where it may be read by any person going in or out of the building or private developed property stating generally: "NO PANHANDLING PERMITTED SEC. 30-16, FORT WORTH CODE OF ORDINANCES" "NO SOLICITORS" or "NO SOLICITATION."

   (d)   For purposes of subsection (b) in this Section, measurement shall be made in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest point at which an unlawful act is conducted to the nearest portion to the items listed in subsection (b).

   (e)   The solicitation of contributions while standing on a traffic median, shoulder, improved shoulder, sidewalk, or the improved portion of the roadway from occupants of any vehicle on a roadway, street or thoroughfare shall only be permitted in compliance with the terms and conditions set out in Section 30-7, "Solicitation" of the city code, provided they are not in an aggressive manner as defined in this section.

   (f)   Any person who engages in any activity specified in subsection (b), maybe subject to prosecution for a Class C misdemeanor and a fine not to exceed $500.

(1964 Code, § 27-49)  (Ord. 7211, § 1, passed 8-11-1975; Am. Ord. 22573-01-2017, § 1, passed 1-24-2017)




   Dogs must be kept on a leash and under the direct physical control of the owner or handler while in any city park or recreation area. Dogs are permitted off-leash only in those portions of the park designated by the director of park and recreation as off-leash areas. Dogs must remain under the immediate personal supervision and command of the owner or handler while in off-leash areas.


(1964 Code, § 27-19(10))  (Ord. 5637, § 1; Ord. 6360, § 1, passed 8-31-1970; Ord. 6681, § 1, passed 6-5-1972; Ord. 6920, § 10, passed 10-1-1973; Ord. 6945, § 1, passed 1-14-1974; Ord. 7338, § 1, passed 4-26-1976; Ord. 8225, § 1, passed 12-3-1980; Ord. 8255, § 1, passed 1-20-1981; Ord. 15599, § 6, passed 6-24-2003; Ord. 21877-09-2015, § 1, passed 9-15-2015, eff. 10-1-2015)


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